Entertainment Who will replace Matt Lauer? Here are 7 options

20:35  29 november  2017
20:35  29 november  2017 Source:   ew.com

NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

  NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior' The network announced it on the "Today" show on Wednesday.Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the "Today" show, where Lauer has been an anchor for two decades.

Here are 7 options . James Hibberd. November 29, 2017 at 10:44 AM EST. With the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’s TODAY show over a sexual harassment allegation, the question now shifts to who will replace the longtime anchor.

With the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’sToday show over a sexual harassment allegation, the question now shifts to who will replace the longtime anchor.

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Read the NBC News' memo on firing Matt Lauer

  Read the NBC News' memo on firing Matt Lauer NBC News chairman Andy Lack sent an email to the organization that longtime Today host Matt Lauer had been terminated over a complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace. NBC News chairman Andy Lack sent an email to the organization that longtime Today host Matt Lauer had been terminated over a complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace.

Here are 7 options . Peter Kramer/Getty Images (3). November 29, 2017 AT 10:44 AM EST. With the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’s TODAY show over a sexual harassment allegation, the question now shifts to who will replace the longtime anchor.

Here are few potential paths NBC execs could take as they look for someone to replace Matt Lauer . Who Will Replace Matt Lauer at Today? One reason this option might not be pursued: Networks traditionally have tried to include one male anchor as part of their core morning duos or trios.

With the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’s TODAY show over a sexual harassment allegation, the question now shifts to who will replace the longtime anchor. An official decision could come fairly quickly — news shows tend to move fast to fill open slots and prefer on-air consistency. But with who? Who could best fill Lauer’s anchor loafers?

Megyn Kelly, Craig Melvin, Ann Curry posing for the camera© Peter Kramer/Getty Images (3) Viewers and insiders have some suggestions:

Willie Geist: The co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and anchor of Sunday TODAY has been a frequent fill-in anchor for Lauer, making him familiar with the show’s format, its roster of hosts, and loyal viewers.

Ann Curry: Fans were upset over Curry’s tearful departure in 2012 amid a strained relationship with Lauer and have taken to Twitter to lobby for her return. Given that Curry also reportedly had some conflicts with the show’s executive leadership, however, the network seems likely to prefer to find somebody new.

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Since Matt Lauer ’s abrupt exit from the ‘Today’ show, heated speculation has begun over who will be his replacement . Here ’s who we feel are the top contenders! But now, as we slowly attempt to move forward, one nagging question deserves an answer: Who will replace Matt on the Today show?

Who will replace Matt Lauer ? The list of potential candidates is short, shorter still for candidates from within NBC News. The CNBC anchor has been a frequent substitute here — that bodes well — but he’s also needed at CNBC.

Megyn Kelly: It’s rather unlikely that NBC would double down on their new hire, who has struggled to maintain ratings in her later morning slot. But as a big name on the payroll, the possibility of Kelly getting a battlefield promotion can’t be dismissed either.

Craig Melvin: Promoting the TODAY weekend co-host would be a safe-if-unexciting choice … but NBC often likes safe-if-unexciting choices, and already took a big and pricey gamble recently by hiring Megyn Kelly.

Tamron Hall: Hall left NBC when the network hired Kelly amid a reported dispute with NBC executives over the decision to bring on the Fox News anchor. She feels like a longshot to return given the manner of her exit, but you never know…

Anderson Cooper: NBC was rumored to have looked into wooing the CNN anchor to replace Lauer a few years ago. But Cooper signed a “long-term” contract with the cable network in 2016 and is unlikely to be available anytime soon.

Carson Daly: The Voice host is on NBC’s TODAY team already and has plenty of experience as an interviewer and host, but this seems pretty doubtful (NBC would want somebody with more news experience for the top spot).

Other names being suggested: CNN’s John Berman, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts and New York 1’s Pat Kiernan.

Hoda Kotb to Serve as 'Today' Show Co-Anchor for the 'Foreseeable Future' .
A second source also tells ET about the 'Today' show's low key holiday party.A source at NBC tells ET that Kotb "will be in the co-anchor chair for the foreseeable future," after Lauer was fired from the Today show last week for inappropriate sexual behavior.

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